Domestic Bursar

Degrees and HonoursMs Christine Houghton

Business Degree (University of Ulster)

Profile

After completing a business degree at the University of Ulster Christine started work as a trainee Assistant Manager in a Belfast hotel, part of a prestigious privately-owned group of hotels.

She progressed up the ladder to Deputy Manager, specialising in Conference and Banqueting, whilst taking on the role of Duty Manager a challenge in an extremely busy city hotel. Christine left the hotel to travel, living in Australia for six months and travelling in Asia.

On her return to the UK, Christine worked at Churchill College for two years, gathering experience of Cambridge college life, before starting at Lucy Cavendish in February 1990.

Lucy Cavendish College was small in 1990, and Christine has thoroughly enjoyed being part of its growth. She developed the Conference Department, which provides necessary revenue to provide facilities for all College members, and has been instrumental in the growth of the Catering and Housekeeping Departments in the College.

She has been heavily involved in the Building Sub-Committees as the College has expanded and has overseen the building and furnishing of all new buildings and over the years (budget allowing) has refurbished and redecorated all the existing buildings.

Christine believes that there is still much to do and will continue to expand, regenerate and be pro-active in developing and managing the College's Catering, Accommodation and Conference business and in dealing with maintenance and refurbishment issues.

Christine is very active in Committees outside the College and networks constantly to spread the word about Lucy Cavendish both in Cambridge and further afield.

Posts in College

Fellow, Domestic Bursar and Wine Steward.